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Author Topic: Scalpel SUL  (Read 3514 times)
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« on: September 21, 2013, 09:21 PM »

Build a new scalpel, in a sul configuration:

Sail is made from 19g cuben, with reinforcements made from 25+48g cuben.
Frame is avia skinny ul for the leading edges, avia breeze for the V-keel and 5mm dpp for the straight keel.
Spreader is Aerostuff Zen. The bridle is made from Liros DSL 35.

Wingspan is 220cm, and weight coms in at 180grams.

Windrange is from about 1mph up to 8mph for the comfort zone, and goes to over 16mph in a pitch.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013, 09:26 PM »

Love speed kites.

Maybe next year I will have time to build one or two.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 04:55 AM »

very clean and tight looking kite! I've it flys like it looks you're a very happy kiteflier
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 05:03 AM »

Looks great Andre!
How many rods are in this? Do each of the darker stripes on the trailing edge have a batten in them?

Kites kayaks & corgis again!!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 06:07 AM »

Very cool looking kite! 
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013, 06:21 AM »

Yes, each of the little strips have a baton in them, flat carbon strips. 2mm wide and 0.3mm thick. The longer batons are 3mm wide and 0.5mm thick.

It is a pretty work intensive kite for sure.

And yes, it flies as cool as it looks Smiley

Wind is about 2mph in this video.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2013, 08:16 AM »

Very good speed for a 2 mph wind.

Bravo Andre !  Wink
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